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Re: D.1 Distinguish partial and full DTDs?

From: Len Bullard <cbullard@HiWAAY.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 17:28:35 -0500
Message-ID: <326FED93.2F48@HiWAAY.net>
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
CC: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
> On 30 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following
> question.  A straw poll indicates the question needs further
> discussion in the work group.
> D.1 What behavior should XML systems exhibit if no DTD, or only a
> partial DTD, is given with a document? 

Separate these.  A partial DTD sounds like a way to return 
errors if the instance contains undefined markup.  An  
with no <!DOCTYPE and an instance for which no DTD exists 
are the same thing.

> In particular, should there
> be a way to distinguish a document instance for which a DTD exists
> but is not given from an instance for which no DTD exists?


Len Bullard
Received on Thursday, 24 October 1996 18:28:18 UTC

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